Welcome to Football for Climate Justice, a groundbreaking project that brings together European football clubs, associations, and researchers to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time: the climate crisis.
Football has the power to inspire millions of people around the world, and with that comes a responsibility to use that influence for good. That’s why we’re harnessing the passion and resources of the football community to drive positive change in the fight against climate change.
Our mission is to create practical solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of football while also improving the lives of fans and their local communities. We’re collaborating with leading researchers to identify the most effective ways to reduce emissions from football operations, while also exploring innovative ways to use football as a tool for social and environmental progress.
Through Football for Climate Justice, we’re building a powerful network of football clubs and associations committed to making a difference, and we invite you to join us. Whether you’re a fan, player, coach, or administrator, your support can help drive the change we need to protect our planet for future generations. Together, we can make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
The following partners are participating in this project:
The Bohemian Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation intent on improving the health and well-being of its North Dublin community. The Foundation runs its own initiatives but also collaborates with Dublin City Council and others in a range of activites towards the shared objectives of improved health, well-being, community development and social inclusion.
By establishing the Club Brugge Foundation, Club Brugge is taking up its social responsibility, be it local, national, or even abroad. Each year we take up this responsibility by using the force that is Club Brugge to realise projects in the fields of sports, social integration, health and education. And all of this both national and international – for everyone with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups. With its Club Brugge Foundation, Club Brugge wants to be a ground-breaking club in Belgium when it comes to social community projects, aiming at establishing Club Brugge as an important social partner in Belgian society.
Based in the city of Hamburg, FC St. Pauli holds a lot of projects and initiatives in community work, the environmental sector, and others. The clubs’ main sectors include education, help for homeless & refugees, diversity projects and many more. FC St. Pauli is based on the activity of the fan scene and their clubs, institution, and projects. So, FC St. Pauli supports this engagement of its fans in many ways. Although they are a professional football club playing in the 2nd League, they have a status of being a non-profit organisation.
Since its start in 2005, the FC Twente Foundation “Scoring in the Community” has acquired a status they are proud of. Benefitting from unconventional methods, and in collaboration with partners, they have managed to successfully develop many projects that made a positive contribution to people’s lives. The work and value to society is appreciated at a national level as the foundation has won an award for the best community programme ‘Support Each Other’ in 2019 and won 3rd place in 2020 with ‘Appropriate Sports’ of all Eredivisie clubs in the Netherlands.
Ferencvárosi Torna Club, known as Ferencváros, is a Hungarian professional football club based in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary, that plays in the Hungarian League. Social Responsibility is in the core of Ferencvárosi Torna Club. Throughout the year Ferencváros engages in an ever growing number of CSR activities, with more and more broad social impact. Their projects include: anti-discrimination campaigns, Fradi Fair Play Award, support for disabled supporters & visiting hospitals and ill people.
The Foundation of LaLiga, the Spanish football league, has a clear mission, vision and core values. They want to channel LaLiga’s social action and promote the SR strategies of their clubs and foundations, and fostering cooperation between them. Furthermore, to multiply the social transformation power of football to achieve a fairer, more inclusive and egalitarian society. Transparency, teamwork, respect, equality and innovation belong to their core values.
Fundación Real Betis believe that football can be used as a tool to promote educational values, to contribute to the fight against marginalisation and social exclusion, as well as to promote healthy life habits among children and young people. Every year, Fundación Real Betis supports more than 300 organisations that work in the social or environmental sector. Each Season, the Foundation addresses a long list of initiatives to continue their work to improve social, economic and environmental factors within the community, being aware that social responsibility is increasingly important in any type of organisation.
Werder Bewegt is the brand under which they implement, further structure and actively expand their social commitment and social responsibility – together with their members and their partners. The result is a modern brand for corporate social responsibility (CSR) with which they want to set an example in Bremen and the surrounding area, but also beyond. A sign that they are committed to local, regional and international projects with existing and new partners. They are accompanying this process as a whole company with their employees and at all management levels – and they are also involving their members and fans in the process.
TASC is an independent think-tank whose mission is to address inequality and sustain democracy by translating analysis into action. TASC’s Constitution presents its main objectives as: promoting education for the public benefit, encouraging a more participative and inclusive society & promoting and publishing research for public benefit.
The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) consists of professional football clubs, leagues and FAs who are committed to their communities and social responsibilities and have the passion to cooperate and engage on a European level. The network aims to promote the power of football as a tool for social development and support the efforts of the network members in their initiatives to use football to reach out to various target groups in their communities. This creates a collaborative environment for knowledge sharing in order to develop a diversity of training methods that will directly benefit communities throughout Europe.